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CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 699

September 8, 2008

TO: Printing and Publishing Officials of the Federal Government

SUBJECT: Rider Requisitions for Volume III of Principles of Federal Appropriations Law, Third Edition

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) will shortly publish Volume III of Principles of Federal Appropriations Law, third edition - also known as "The Redbook." The GAO "Advance Notice of Publication" describing this publication is attached to this Circular Letter.

The per-copy rider rate for this publication is $15.00. This rider rate applies to single destination, local delivery. Mailing charges, if incurred, will be added to your account. Your requisition must be received in GPO by September 30, 2008. Please be sure to include GAO Requisition No. 8-00030 and GPO Jacket Number 346-662 on your requisitions.

If you have any questions, please contact your GPO Agency Publishing Specialist or call Agency Publishing Services on 202-512-0310.

Sincerely,
DAVITA VANCE-COOKS,
Acting Managing Director, Customer Services


GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

Opportunity to "Ride" Printing Order for Volume III of GAO's Principles of Federal Appropriations Law.

AGENCY: Government Accountability Office

ACTION: NOTICE

SUMMARY: GAO is publishing Volume III of Principles of Federal Appropriations Law, third edition--known as "The Red Book." Agencies may now place advance (rider) orders for copies of this volume with GPO.

DATE: Rider orders must be received by GPO no later than September 30, 2008.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Government Accountability Office (GAO) will shortly publish Volume III of Principles of Federal Appropriations Law, third edition--also known as "The Red Book." Volume III will consist of four chapters covering acquisition of goods and services, real property, claims by and against the government, and a fourth miscellaneous chapter discussing boards and commissions, government use of corporate entities, nonappropriated fund instrumentalities, and trust funds. Volume III completes the third edition of GAO's Principles of Federal Appropriations Law.

GAO will provide copies of Volume III to the heads and general counsels of all departments and most federal agencies. Agencies may place advance (rider) orders for additional copies of these volumes with their account representatives at the Government Printing Office (GPO). At the present time, agencies may only place rider orders for Volume III.

This notice is not intended to solicit orders from the public for single copies or small orders of these volumes. GPO will offer Volume III for sale to the public at a later time.

Rider orders for Volume III should be placed on a Standard Form 1 and should specify GAO Requisition No.

8-00030. Agency orders for Volume III must be received by GPO no later than September 30, 2008. Rider requisitions for Volume III will not be accepted after this date, and additional copies will have to be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents. All rider requisitions must be submitted to GPO through requisitions sent directly from field or regional offices.

In compiling your agency's total order, GAO suggests you take into consideration the needs of legal offices, finance offices, contracting offices, libraries, Inspector General Offices, field, and regional offices, and any other elements of your agency that might use this publication.

As with the previous two volumes of this series, Volume III of Principles of Federal Appropriations Law is designed to fit in a red 3-ring binder imprinted with the title and other identification data. (Authority: 31 U.S.C. §§ 717, 719, 3511, 3526-3529)

________________________

Gary L. Kepplinger
General Counsel
United States Government Accountability Office

 
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